Service Antimalware Service Executable: what is it and how to disable it when excessive load on system resources?

Many users of the latest Windows-based computer systems face an unpleasant situation when inhibition occurs due to excessive use of system resources by some processes. And one of these components is the Antimalware Service Executable service. What it is now and see. At the same time we consider two simple ways to deactivate the process itself.

Antimalware Service Executable: what is it?

Microsoft constantly insists that it primarily cares about the security of its systems. At the same time, they can find so much money in them that it is not even clear to many why they are needed. In addition, many of them can load resources to such an extent that it becomes simply impossible to work.

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In our case, consider the Antimalware Service Executable service. What it is? The most common built-in anti-virus service. Its constant triggering can lead not only to system braking, but even to the occurrence of conflicts with other anti-virus software.

Antimalware Service Executable: how to disable?

To disable this service, you can use at least two methods. In general, before performing the following actions, its main process should be completed in the “Task Manager”.

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This service corresponds to the executable file MSMPENG.EXE. It must be found in the tree of active processes and forced completion of work.

Now let's look at the deactivation of the Antimalware Service Executable components (Win 10, 8, 7). The first solution is to open the administration section in the “Control Panel” and start the task scheduler service in it.

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Its components should go down to the line of the defender (Windows Defender), after which four files are displayed on the right, responsible for the operation of the service. On each file, you should click and use the additional menu, where you can remove absolutely all the checkboxes from the service conditions tab, and then save the changes.

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In the second case, in the scheduler service, you can go directly to the Antimalware section, and then select the Scheduled Scan component in the center of the window. A double-click opens the settings window, where you need to use the trigger tab, in which an available trigger is selected, double-click the setting and the desired response time or its complete shutdown is set.

instead of an epilogue

That, in fact, is all that concerns the Antimalware Service Executable service. What it is, I hope, is already clear. The question of whether to engage in its disconnection is controversial. Generally, this is not recommended. But if there is indeed an increased load on resources, subject to the availability of a powerful anti-virus with a built-in Antimalware module, this can be done. To deactivate the component itself, you shouldn’t limit yourself to any one method - it’s better to use both for correctness, although by and large they are doublers of each other. But as they say, it is better not to risk it.

It remains to add that there were only two ways to deactivate the component. This can be done by several other methods, for example, by editing the keys of the system registry. But for a normal user, this may seem rather complicated, and critical changes can be made so that the whole system refuses to work later.


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